Yanow's review of Sharyn's November performance at the Universal
Hilton. Scott's review appears in the current issue of L.A. Jazz
Scene (January 2005):
"Cathy Segal-Garcia hosted 'An Evening
Of Vocalists' at the Universal Hilton. With the tireless pianist
Karen Hammack, bassist Michael Sourcese and drummer Jack Le Compte
offering support, seven different singers of varying quality performed.
Four were standouts. Ann Hilton displayed a sweet voice on 'Please
be Kind,' 'Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered' and 'The Nearness of
You.' Ann Mack, who should be better known, is quite a powerhouse
yet knows how to make each note count as she showed on 'My Funny
Valentine' and 'Bye, Bye Blackbird.' Cathy Segal-Garcia was in excellent
form on 'Taking a Chance on Love' and a medium tempo version of
"However, Sharyn Wynters stole the show.
Rather than just singing numbers, she also played a humorous character,
one who made witty comments and told stories between songs. She
controlled the stage from the moment she started and gone were any
false beginnings or aimless endings; every chorus made sense. Among
the songs that she made her own were a medium-slow version of 'Cheek
to Cheek,' 'I See Your Face Before Me,' 'I'm Old Fashioned' and
a dramatic 'The Man That Got Away.' It was a very impressive performance
by a skilled singer who should perform in town more."
-- Scott Yanow
Scott Yanow is one of the biggest jazz critics in
the music industry. He has 3 books out on jazz and is viewed as
one of the jazz giants in the music scene.